Don’t Look for your Favorite Poet(s) on Twitter

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TOP TEN REAOSONS Why You Won’t Find Me or Many Poets BotheringTweeting

10. While you are able to post events, it is used far more 4 anecdotes, such as what was for lunch.Do you want your accomplishments or life to be an anecdote?

9. Twitter PROMOTES public conversation. The private messaging tools are limited. Once you tweet, it’s out there forever.

8. Unless you have the time to go back and review everything, you miss what someone just said about you or your work.

7. According to a CNN report Twitter can numb a person’s compassion.

6. More than other social platforms TWITTER subscribers can fall prey to predators. Predators, trolls, online stalkers who may well become real stalkers, are envidioso/as and CON artists out to get you to give them money can find you.

5.There are career and financial spies watching your every move. If you post the wrong image or are deceptive—Boop! You may be passed up for a job, speaking invite, award, grant, considered undesirable or, even,if you’re all but out of the loop, denied disability benefits.

4. According to Academia.Com: Social Media vs. Books? Books remain the ‘best medium for communication as they are the bridge among generations and time.’ (FYI See: The End of An Era for Academia.edu)

3.If you are at the BOTTOM of the ladder of Twitter users with under 30 followers it’s wise to quit the platform. No one cares.

2.Twitter shares all your personal information with third parties. Through twitter ANYONE can follow you.

NUBMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU WON’T FIND ME ON TWITTER: Your favorite poets give readings, teach workshops & classes, are putting out new collections, BUT ESPECIALLY being true to their poetic selves.

DO LOOK OUT FOR THE NEW REVISED EDITION OF

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Northwestern University Press; IL. FALL, 2016 RELEASE.
Forward by Carmen Tafolla, current Poet Laureate of Texas.

IPPY AWARD WINNER: WATERCOLOR WOMEN, OPAQUE MEN: Novel in Verse

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